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Season 3, Episode 7: Addressing the Pandemic with Dr. Musaub Khan

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How does this pandemic disproportionately affect marginalized communities? What can we do to protect ourselves? How can we support health care workers?

On this episode, Priya chats with Dr. Musaub Khan, a queer Muslim Pakistani-American physician in New York, about how . Musaub shares how the virus has spread and what he's seeing on the frontlines at his hospital. He also offers tips for staying safe, and shatters some myths about the virus, including how it's transmitted, its effect on younger people and more.

About the guest:

Musaub Khan (he/him/his) is a queer Muslim Pakistani-American physician in New York. He is currently in his first year of medical training at a major hospital in New York City, specializing in primary care with a social justice lens. He envisions using his medical career to address inequities in healthcare for poor and marginalized folx, including queer and trans communities, and to serve the primary care needs of South Asian immigrants.

Musaub self-identifies as a Marxist and invests time deconstructing how capitalism and imperialism have informed oppressive practices within health systems, medical research, and health inequality. Currently, he is involved in organizing efforts in his hospital network to advocate for patient and resident safety during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.


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